Monday, November 13, 2017

Transitions with @MaddieJames

Transitions. We all go through them. Good, bad, ugly, they happen. Even good transitions can be stressful but that doesn't make them any easier to deal with, or to power through.

I've been through a few fairly major transitions lately. In the last six months I have:
  • Sold my house
  • Moved my residence from one state to another--in short, I moved back to my hometown after 43 years.
  • Navigated day job from working in an office, to working from home
  • Started a new romantic relationship
  • Started writing under a new pen name. 
If someone would have told me last year that from May to November of 2017 all of these things--or even one of these things--was going to happen, I would have poo-pooed the notion and laughed myself silly.

But sometimes change happens upon us quickly and with good reason--which was the case with me. One decision made led to the next, and before I knew it, I was living on a roller coaster of transition for several weeks, er, months.

A couple of weeks ago, near the end of this process, I was beginning to feel the stress creep in and I knew that sooner or later I needed to go into my cave--wherever that cave was, anyway--and regroup. 

Regrouping is always a good thing when life overwhelms. At any rate, I digress. 

Yes, I started writing under a new pen name. I am morphing (transitioning?) an old Maddie James collection of contemporary romance novels into a new series. So why the heck not, in this era of transition and change, just toss these revised and rewritten books into the world under a new name? Why the heck not? Let's not make this past six months any easier, right?

So I did. I am. All in process and this transition is going to go on for a log longer than 6 months, but I believe it will be worth it. You can read more about this new book launch on my blog here. 

In the meantime, meet Sophie Jacobs and take a peek at what she has in store for you on her website. The first three books are available now at all retailers. 

Book 1

Book 2



  1. Wow! You weren't kidding when you mentioned "transitions," were you? :-) It all sounds exciting, and I love the new covers.

  2. OMG! That's quite a list of changes. Congratulations on embracing change with all its highs and lows. Love the covers on your Sophie Jacobs books. Good luck with, well, with everything! (Glad to have you back with us.)

  3. More than inspiring, Maddie. You make my life sound dull by comparison. Love the re-branded look. Best of luck!


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